HiRISE, which stands for High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment, is a powerful camera on board the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO). Launched by NASA in 2005, the MRO’s mission is to study Mars from orbit, with HiRISE playing a crucial role by providing detailed, high-resolution images of the Martian surface. These images are so detailed that they can reveal features as small as 1 meter across, making HiRISE an invaluable tool for understanding the planet’s geology, climate history, and potential landing sites for future missions. The camera has captured some of the most stunning and scientifically valuable images of Mars, aiding researchers in their exploration of the planet and enhancing our understanding of its environment and evolution.

HiRISE Views Snowy Dunes on Mars

This newly released HiRISE image shows snowy dunes on the surface of Mars. It was spring in the Northern hemisphere when this image was taken…